Award-Winning Sports Columnist Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Dies at 59

(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Bryan Burwell, a longtime sports columnist with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, died Thursday after a short battle with cancer. He was 59.

The newspaper made the announcement on its website, stltoday.com.

Sports editor Roger Hensley said in a statement that Burwell was one of the most well-respected journalists in his field. The Associated Press Sports Editors named Burwell one of the top 10 sports columnists in the country in 2007.

Burwell joined the Post-Dispatch in 2002 after working as a correspondent for HBO’s “Inside the NFL.” During a long career, Burwell also wrote columns for USA Today and The Detroit News, and worked in New York at the Daily News and Newsday.

In recent seasons, Burwell had begun working in sports video.

SOURCE: The Associated Press